OPEN LANDSCAPE / CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST IN ÚTERÝ AND THE LANDSCAPE BY VIDŽÍN
2 August | Sunday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
An organ concert in the town of Úterý, a walking trip to Vidžín, a community picnic and music in the landscape, a dance performance.
The Baroque townlet of Úterý (which means Tuesday) took its name from the day on which regular fairs used to take place locally. The medieval atmosphere still lingers in Úterý. Every year, the Church of St John the Baptist, furnished with a restored Baroque organ, hosts master courses in organ play, with students of organ music from around the world attending. A distance of only a few kilometres separates Úterý from the nearby village of Vidžín with its sweeping views of the landscape. The path that connects the two places, which is undergoing a step-by-step restoration, has been named the Path of Reconciliation. Reminding us of the still noticeable traces left in the landscape by its erstwhile population, the path is a symbolic contribution to mutual understanding between the Czech and the German sides.
In Vidžín, you can visit the family farmstead of Mr. and Mrs. Svoboda who keep dozens of sheep and grow exquisite vegetables here; there is also the Church of St James the Greater and the U Kašpara regional meeting centre.
Make a stop at the Church of St John the Baptist in Úterý and enjoy an early afternoon concert of Baroque organ music before you set off for a walking trip to Vidžín. Walk through the landscape, passing vantage points offering sweeping views with distant horizons, ending up on the butterfly meadow behind Vidžín, which invites you to relax, rest your bare feet in the grass and enjoy sundry delicacies at the community picnic. Sample home-made fruit juices, cakes, fresh salads and pasta salads as well as savoury rolls. Enjoy moments of relaxation in the massage and aromatherapy tent right on the meadow or join a fine-arts workshop for adults and kids alike at the U Kašpara centre. Other attractions not miss out on include Bus Line 2015 with its theatre outings around the Pilsen Region, a dance performance in the landscape and an authentic open-air concert of Baroque music.
2:30pm Úterý – Organ concert at the Church of St John the Baptist
2:00pm Úterý – Dům Na Růžku (House on the Corner) (on the square) – the starting point of the walking trip along the Path of Reconciliation, which is undergoing a restoration
3:00pm Vidžín – Meadow with a community picnic, tours of a permaculture farm and a perennial garden, massages, aromatherapy, Bus Line 2015 – Tours around the Pilsen Region and the Excursion Line 2015; Vidžín – U Kašpara house – a fine-arts workshop
5:30pm Dance in the landscape – a dance performance
5:00pm Baroque music – accordion
Admission: CZK 50
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Partner: Czech West LAG – Local Partnership, http://www.leader-ceskyzapad.cz, in collaboration with the town of Úterý, the Bart association, Mr. and Mrs. Svoboda